Terrence Williams' last-second putback gives Charlotte 63-61 win vs. Michigan
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Terrence Williams put back Willie Clayton's miss with 0.4 seconds left, and Charlotte stunned No. 14 Michigan 63-61 in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Sunday.
Michigan's Mitch McGary tied the game at 61 on a layup with 9 seconds left, but Charlotte quickly pushed the ball up the floor. Clayton's attempt rimmed out, but Williams got the rebound and scored.
Denzel Ingram had 12 points and Clayton added 10 points and 15 rebounds to lead the 49ers. Pierria Henry chipped in 11 points. Charlotte's Shawn Lester was named to the all-tournament team.
The title was the 49ers (5-1) second early season tournament win in two seasons. Charlotte won the Great Alaska Shootout last season.
Nik Stauskas, who was named the tournament's most valuable player, finished with 20 points to lead Michigan (4-2). Caris LeVert added 11 points.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Seven days after suffering a stunning loss at home to Belmont, No. 24 North Carolina celebrated an upset of its own, topping No. 3 Louisville 93-84 on Sunday in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament.
Marcus Paige scored 32 points, putting up a career high for the second consecutive day in the tournament. He had 26 on Saturday in a win against Richmond.
Brice Johnson added 13 points and Kennedy Meeks had 13 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for the Tar Heels (4-1).
Russ Smith led all scorers with 36 points for Louisville (5-1), which came into the game on a school-record 21-game winning streak. Chris Jones added 20 points.
It was a three-point game with a littel more than 13 minutes left when Louisville's Montrezl Harrell picked up his fourth foul. North Carolina scored the next eight points.
Harrell fouled out driving to the basket with 7 1/2 minutes left, exiting the game with just five points and 10 rebounds. With Harrell out of the game, North Carolina pushed the lead to 16 points at 83-67, outmuscling the Cardinals under the basket.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Rodney Hood's free throw with 5 seconds left helped No. 6 Duke dodge Vermont's upset bid and gave the Blue Devils a 91-90 victory on Sunday night.
Jabari Parker scored 26 points and Hood finished with 22 for the Blue Devils (5-1), who extended their nonconference winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium to 106 games -- barely.
Duke blew a 15-point lead and allowed Vermont to shoot 65 percent before finally getting the one defensive stop it needed.
Candon Rusin's four-point play with 10.4 seconds left for Vermont tied it at 90. Hood brought the ball downcourt, drove the lane and drew contact from Clancy Rugg. Hood bounced his first free throw off the rim, then swished the second.
Sandro Carissimo hurried the Catamounts downcourt and found Rusin in the corner, but he couldn't get a shot off before the buzzer.
Hector Harold scored 24 points for Vermont (1-5).
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera had 26 points and Georgetown fought off No. 10 VCU in the second half to hang on for an 84-80 victory in the fifth-place game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Sunday.
Markel Starks added 23 points, and went 10-for-10 at the free-throw line to help preserve the win. Joshua Smith chipped in 17.
There were 61 fouls called in the game, which lasted nearly three hours
The Rams outran the Hoyas in their previous meeting in 2011 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on their way to the Final Four.
It was close throughout this time around. VCU (4-2) forced 26 turnovers, but couldn't get baskets to fall down the stretch, shooting 35 percent for the game. Georgetown (3-2) shot 56 percent, and was 6-for-11 from the 3-point line.
Briante Weber had 22 points to lead VCU, which shot 47 free throws. Treveon Graham added 17 points.
EUGENE, Ore. -- Elgin Cook scored 18 points to lead No. 17 Oregon to a 100-82 victory against San Francisco on Sunday.
Jason Calliste had 16 points for the Ducks (4-0), who had six players score in double figures. Mike Moser added 13 points and seven rebounds.
Kruize Pinkins led the Dons (3-3) with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
San Francisco challenged Oregon on a couple of different occasions in the second half, but the Ducks responded each time.
The Dons closed to 61-55 on a free throw by Tim Derksen with 10:54 left, but Oregon hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to push the lead back to 12.
The Ducks led by as many as 19 in the second half and shot 32 for 60 from the field.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- No. 19 New Mexico can count on its four veterans to lead the way.
The starters back from last year's Mountain West champions combined for 55 points to help the Lobos bounce back from the season's first loss. They beat Davidson 79-58 to take third place at the Charleston Classic on Sunday.
Cameron Bairstow scored 18 points and Alex Kirk had 16 points and 14 rebounds. Kendall Williams scored 12 points, while backcourt mate Hugh Greenwood added nine points and 10 rebounds for New Mexico (4-1).
Brian Sullivan had 17 points and four 3-pointers for Davidson, which played without injured top scorer De'Mon Brooks.
The 7-foot Kirk took full advantage of Davidson's size disadvantage and largely had his way inside. It was his 15th career game with double figures in points and rebounds. Kirk also had three blocks.
Davidson tried to negate New Mexico's edge in height with some long-distance shooting, attempting 20 3-pointers in the opening half. But the strategy came up short as the Wildcats fell to 1-5 for the second time in five years.
LOS ANGELES -- Jordan Adams scored 22 points and Norman Powell and Zach LaVine had 19 apiece to lead No. 22 UCLA to a 106-55 victory against Chattanooga on Sunday night.
Kyle Anderson added 15 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the undefeated Bruins (5-0) in a regional game of the Las Vegas Invitational. UCLA plays its next two games in Las Vegas during Thanksgiving weekend.
UCLA opened the second half on a 20-2 run to stretch its lead to 41 points. Powell made four of his five dunks during the run, including a baseline drive and an alley-oop from Adams on consecutive possessions.
Martynas Bareika scored 17 points in a reserve role and Z. Mason had 15 points for the Mocs (2-4). Chattanooga entered the game averaging 49 percent from the field but shot a season-low 35 percent.